Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Representation Package
Following the uncertainty of Brexit and what it may bring to people who have set up their lives and invested in the United Kingdom. We have created an Immigration package which is specifically designed for EEA Nationals who have been resident in the United Kingdom for over five years.
Our Permanent Residency and naturalisation package includes the following:
- A one hour consultation with a regulated Immigration Adviser
- Formal Opinion
- Document Review
- Application and document assembly
Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at The Visa Office!
Our offices will be closed from noon on 22/12/2016 and we will be re-opening on 3rd January 2017. If you have a query over the festive break, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise have a super Christmas!
Tier 2 Changes – Update
Update – Earlier this year the Home office announced reforms to the Tier 2 route for skilled workers following recommendation by the Migration Advisory Committee’s report October 2015. The changes came about on 24th November 2016. Further changes affecting the Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) Skills Transfer route will be announced in in due course.
The following changes took place on 24th November 2016:
- Increasing the Tier 2 (General) salary threshold for experienced workers to £25,000. Please note there will be some who are exempted from this threshold.
- The salary threshold for Short Term Staff in in the Tier2 Intra Company Transfer category will rise to £30,000.
- Reducing the salary threshold for Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer category for graduate trainees to £23,000 and increasing the annual number of places per company to 20.
- Closing the Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer Skills Transfer sub category.
Additionally, minor changes affecting other categories of the Points Based System including Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Exceptional Talent, Tier 2 (General) applications, Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme quotas and Tier 5 Maintenance funds will take place over the coming months.
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Information for EU Citizens living in the UK who want to remain here Continue reading EU citizens living in the UK, what does Brexit mean for you?
Want to get married in the UK?
Marriage Visa UK – If you are a couple and you intend to get married in the United Kingdom you may want to apply for permission to enter the UK known as Entry Clearance. Entry Clearance applies to people who are nationals from outside the EEA. If you do not need a visa to visit the UK ie you are from the United States, you are still required to apply for Entry Clearance for the purpose of marriage or civil partnership in the UK. Continue reading Marriage Visa UK – Getting Married?
Immigration Act 2016 Receives Royal Assent
The Immigration Bill 2015/2016 has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Bill which was introduced in September 2015 was designed to: Continue reading Immigration Act 2016 – Royal Assent
10 recommended tips provided by our Consultants for you to think about before you submit your UK Visa application
“Organisation is key. What is the caseworker looking for? Make it easy for them to find by making your application – review friendly ”
James Kennedy (Senior Immigration Adviser at The Visa Office)
Tier 2 Visa Changes 2016
Tier 2 Visa Changes 2016
The Home Office has confirmed that the MAC Review on policy recommendations will be implemented in autumn 2016 and April 2017. The following changes are policy. The Migration Advisory Committee were commissioned by UKVI to advise on restricting Tier 2, to skills shortages and experts who specialise within their respective fields.
Important Notice: The Points Based System Calculator has now been removed from the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The Points Based System Calculator is an assessment tool which helps applicants identify their eligibility to meet the points requirements for a work or study visa. It may only be used for Points Based System visa applications under Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Due to the varying complexities and evolution of the UK immigration rules, particularly in the most recent years. The Points Based System Calculator no longer serves a significant purpose for the assessment of verifying an applicant under the Points Based System.